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Ramon A. Torgerson, 80

Ramon A. Torgerson, 80, East Grand Forks, MN, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at home.

Ramon Ardell Torgerson, the son of Charles and Anna (Loyland) Torgerson, was born on April 23, 1935 at the Torgerson farm at rural Thompson, North Dakota.    Ramon and Theodora “Teddy” Fladeland were united in marriage on June 1, 1957 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Reynolds, North Dakota.  They raised their children and lived at Bygland, Minnesota for many years and moved into East Grand Forks in 1994.   Ramon worked in building construction for many years before his employment as carpenter for the East Grand Forks Public School District in 1974.  He retired from the school district in 1992 and after retirement, spent 17 winters in Black Canyon City, Arizona.

Ramon  is survived by his wife, Theodora “Teddy”, East Grand Forks;  children, Brenda (Michael) Finkenbinder, Bemidi, MN; Craig (Debra) Torgerson, Des Moines, IA; Bret (Jane) Torgerson, North Ogden, UT; and Todd Torgerson, Des Moines, IA;  6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren;  siblings, Arlen Torgerson, Kingman, AZ; Robert (Jane) Torgerson, Black Canyon City, AZ; Ronald (Fern) Torgerson, East Grand Forks, MN; Donald (Marilyn) Torgerson, Des Moines, IA; Donna (Manny) Macias, Centerville, GA; Dale (Carolyn) Torgerson, Redmond, WA, Darryl (Sarah) Torgerson, Woodinville, WA; and Judy Chain, San Marten, CA; and many nephews and nieces.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ellsworth, Truman, and Richard; and sister, Gloria Cape. 

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 1400 24th Ave. South, Grand Forks.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service on Monday, August 31, 2015 at Amundson Funeral Home,  2975 S. 42nd St., Grand Forks, and for one hour prior to the service in the church.  Interment will be at East Walle Cemetery, Thompson, North Dakota.  Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks is in charge of arrangements.   Online guest registration is available at

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